Ukraine crisis

Eighteen tanks destroyed and more than 500 Russian soldiers killed latest combat losses reveal


ON Friday, September 23, Ukraine’s Ministry of Defence published updated figures of combat losses inflicted on Russian forces since the beginning of the war, including the destruction of more Russian tanks.

In the updated Russian combat losses, Ukraine’s MoD announced that a further 18 Russian tanks had been destroyed by Ukrainian forces on Thursday, September 22. This takes the number of Russian tanks lost in Ukraine to 2254.

According to the latest data, another 550 Russian soldiers died in battle, which has brought the total to around 56,060.

Twenty more Russian forces’ Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) were also destroyed as well as 14 more Russian artillery systems.

The other significant increase in figures is the loss of one Russian plane which takes the number destroyed by the Ukrainian army to 254. Ukraine also confirmed the destruction of one Russian helicopter, taking the total to 219.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine revealed that Putin’s army had suffered the greatest losses on Thursday, September 22 in the Kramatorsk and Donetsk directions.

A detailed breakdown of the 212th day of the war shows that the loss of the 20 more Russian forces’ Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) now means Ukraine has destroyed 4796, while the destruction of 14 more Russian artillery systems now means that Putin’s army has now lost 1355 in total.

Eight Russian MLRS were also destroyed, taking the total lost by Putin’s army to 326, while nine drones were also shot down which means that Russia has now lost 950 to Ukrainian forces.

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Matthew Roscoe

Originally from the UK, Matthew is based on the Costa Blanca and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at

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